Age: 30, credited to Fletcher, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 74th USCI, 2nd LA CINF
Service: enl 11/29/61, m/i 2/18/62, CPL, Co. F, 8th VT INF, m/o 10/1/63, 2LT, Co. B, 2nd LA CLRD INF, (74th USCI)
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Birth: 10/09/1831, Fletcher, VT
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Lowell, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 88251486
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/12/1886
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Great Grandfather of Lisa L. Smith-Aman, Kewanee, IL
Great Grandfather of Frances E. Nault-Gero, Barton, VT
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Mountain View Cemetery, Lowell, VT
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NEWPORT EXPRESS AND STANDARD
JUNE 30, 1911
In the unexpected death of Rufus Kiinsley, already mentioned in this paper, the town loses a valuable and beloved citizen, who has spent a large part of his life here. A veteran of the Civil War, a servant of the town in political and civic duties, a counsellor and helper in probate and pension business, a prominence member of the Methodist Church, a good farmer, and a most genial and kindly friend to all, he will long be missed on our streets and in our gatherings, and long remembered for the good he has done. His wife preceded him to the life beyond two years ago. Three sons of this town ( Lowell), and two sons and a daughter residing in other places besides brothers and many other relatives, remain to cherish his virtues and follow in his footsteps. Two pastors of Lowell and Pastor Shaeffer of Orleans united in conducting tender and sympathetic funeral services at his the home; and the choir comforted all hearts by the appropriate songs of Christian Faith.
Submitted by Deanna French.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History